At first sight ~ I knew I wanted to paint the china cabinet... This piece would be my first china cabinet, although, I have been painting furniture for sometime. I really didn't want to have to sand that finish. I then heard about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~~~ "Praise the Lord - God is good! All the time"! ~~~ makes me want to dance!! So now that I found a way to paint this baby...
Now... I REALLY started looking at it. I wanted to paint the inside as well as the outside. I realized that I couldn't get to the inside with those fixed side panels - that's when I decided I would remove them and have open shelving (which I love anyway). Removing them became a little more difficult than I imagined - as some projects seem to do - LOL. I had to remove the entire top to get the fixed panels out... away went the panels and away when the glass door.
This is the before picture... I'm sorry - but I got to carried away taking this thing apart to get in-between pictures. :)
I used ASCP in Old White for the entire first coat. Then I mixed just a little Paris Blue with
watered-down Old White - created such a nice icy blue to use for the back panel. I then applied another coat of Old White and followed with a clear wax. I used the dark wax in the recessed places in the doors and the carving on the crown. It's one of my favorite pieces!
I headed out to the garage - found a piece of wood ... and made the sign -
IN THE BEGINNING.
It's painted with Old White and Paris Blue for the base... and some 'uniform blue' from
Hobby Lobby for the lettering.